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Observation 3.1.17

November 7, 2003

I sit in front of my computer screen exactly one day before my wedding?  Am I nervous?  Actually, no.  I'm probably more anxious than anything else.  We've been planning this for more than a year, and now I just want to get it over with. I guess that's not the nicest way of putting it, but I'm tired of worrying that everything is going to turn out great - in the end, as long as everyone has fun, who cares if I fall as I walk down the aisle (I wonder if "Nevada Erle" has put any odds out on this).

Today, I only have a few final things to do - pack, clean the house, drop off wedding favors at the hotel. I'm probably going to lose sleep tonight worrying that I forgot something - hopefully I won't.  People tell me that the day is going to go by so quickly that I need to make sure I take a step back and take in some of the special moments.  If tomorrow is anything like last night (the rehearsal dinner), then I can see how that could happen.

Many of my closest family and friends will be sharing in Sue's and my special day tomorrow, and I can't wait to see all of you.  Understand that we have around 140 people coming to this, so if by chance I don't get to talk to you that much, please don't think it is because I'm a jerk - it's just that it's tough to give enough time to 140 individuals.  

Our honeymoon destination is St. Lucia, and I can't wait to get on that plane.  I could use a week of doing absolutely nothing, and being waited on 24-7.  Trish and Kurt went to St. Lucia a few weeks ago, and they said that they didn't want to come back.   They showed us pictures, and told us the important things to do.  This honeymoon can't come soon enough!

Bob Queercetti started giving me a list of important things to do/not do on my wedding day about a year ago.  We were calling it the "wedding tip of the week."  Unfortunately, the file I kept that info on is still at Penn State (my previous job).  Bob did remember a couple of those tips, and I thought I'd share them with you:

1. Don't let 'em see you sweat.

2.  Make sure you shower BEFORE the ceremony. 

3. Hangovers are bad in church.

4.  Funeral Chicken is a bad entree for guests.

5.  Keep track of the DJ, and don't let him get drunk at cocktail hour. 

6. Have Doberman Guard Dogs so the Irish Gypsys don't steal shit.

7.  Don't sob like a baby when reciting vows (reference :George).

8.  Make sure you kiss your mother good bye, before leaving for church. 

9. Don't bother saying good bye to your father, he can't wait until your out of the house so he can bang his wife in every room, and on the kitchen table.

See ya Saturday!

Observation 3.1.1 - New Grieb Updates (new house, new job, new Grieb) - 3/17/03

Observation 3.1.2 - My thoughts on Iraq, the Basketball Tournament, and the Stones in China - 3/24/03

Observation 3.1.3 - Philadelphia Flyers playoff prediction, new house - 4/7/03

Observation 3.1.4 - Bull Durham - 4/14/03

Observation 3.1.5 - House update, Hockey playoffs, Philly Sports, Smokin' Steve - 4/28/03

Observation 3.1.7 - Summer?, barbecues, party - 5/27/03

Observation 3.1.8 - Pet Shop Van story - 6/3/03

Observation 3.1.9 - Sue's Shower - 6/14/03

Observation 3.1.10 - The end of an Era - 6/28/03

Observation 3.1.11 - New house update - 7/16/03

Observation 3.1.12 - Sars-Stock - 8/2/03

Observation 3.1.13 - Styk's House X - 8/18/03

Observation 3.1.14 - Hurricane Memories - 9/16/03

Observation 3.1.15 - The Egg Incident - 10/1/03

Observation 3.1.16 - Bachelor Party - 10/21/03

Observation 3.1.17 - Day before my Wedding - 11/7/03